Placing hope in Jesus means: we believe in the purpose God created us for, God will complete that purpose, and in the end Jesus fulfills His promise of redemption and eternal life. Amen!
The Bible shows us in Genesis through Revelation that God is in control, from Adam and Eve to the Israelites roaming the desert, through King David to the fall of Jerusalem. And from the rise and destruction of nations to prophets proclaiming the Christ, the Bible comforts us in proclaiming there is hope in the Lord.
So why believe anything different in today’s modern times, as the world still continues struggling just as it did in ancient history. The world has always been tough and the world will always struggle. God knows mans leans towards self destruction, thats why He instructs us place our hope in Him who saves.
1.“hope is in his unfailing love,”
Psalm 33:18-20 But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine. We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.
2. “those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.”
Isaiah 40:30-31 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
3. “plans to give you hope and a future.”
Jeremiah 29:11-12 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.
4. “man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.”
Lamentations 3:24-26 The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.
5. “For in this hope we were saved.”
Romans 8:24-25 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
6. “endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.”
Romans 15:4 For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.
7. “know the hope to which he has called you,”
Ephesians 1:18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people,
8. “Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
Colossians 1:27 To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
9. “endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.”
1 Thessalonians 1:3 We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
10. “hold unswervingly to the hope we profess,”
Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
Jesus Christ, the only savior of the world, offers hope to all who trust in Him. If you are struggling and in need of hope, I encourage you to place your struggle at the foot of the cross. Jesus loves you and desires to give you hope.
Are you follower of Jesus?
If you’re not certain you’ve ever invited Jesus into your heart, now is the perfect time. Pray this sinner’s prayer found at Gotquestions.com. Through Jesus you will receive the hope that He alone offers.
“God, I know that I am a sinner. I know that I deserve the consequences of my sin. However, I am trusting in Jesus Christ as my Savior. I believe that His death and resurrection provided for my forgiveness. I trust in Jesus and Jesus alone as my personal Lord and Savior. Thank you Lord, for saving me and forgiving me! Amen!”